Harry Douglas’ Kid Brother Pursues NBA

How did Toney Douglas, the brother of former University of Louisville receiver Harry Douglas, go largely unnoticed by most Card fans for four years playing basketball at Florida State?

Toney, a foot-2 guard averaged 21.5 points per game for the Seminoles this past season and was the 29th pick in the NBA draft, going to the New York Knicks. Harry, of course, is now playing for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL.

They had an interesting sibling rivalry, which is nicely chronicled in a new New York Times piece, from which is excerpted:

“The backyard basketball games always ended with Toney rushing inside in a flood of tears after taking elbows and a beating from Harry, his elder by 18 months. Harry, grinning, soon followed inside their home in Jonesboro, Ga.

“Toney would come in crying and saying, ‘Daddy, Daddy,’ ” said Harry Douglas III, their father. “Then Harry would come in, smiling and saying, ‘Daddy, I beat him, 140-4.’ ”

“After Toney calmed down, his father would tell him that in the end, the games would make him tougher.”

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Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader:  “When Kentucky’s standout defensive end Jeremy Jarmon was suspended for his entire senior season after testing positive for a substance banned by the NCAA, it left the Wildcats with only one returning starter (tackle Corey Peters) on its defensive line and zero proven ends.”

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If you were among the viewers who thought the six-overtime Syracuse-UConn basketball game in the Big East Tournament would never end, you were right. The game has been immortalized by the Big East in a new web site, www.sixovertimes.com, featuring an introduction video and synopsis of each overtime period, with over 10 minutes of video. Syracuse won, 127-117.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.